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Country Market Development.

The 9 month construction of our new centre was recorded and images were produced into our time lapse film.

First shown at the launch of our new centre on the 31st May 2014, the film also features a countdown from friends, customers and colleagues during the build process.  A big thank you to everyone who took part.

The New Building

The new building was opened to the public on 31st May 2014.

The centre has been set out to provide a consistently good shopping experience in a comfortable environment with easy access for customers on one level.

The building has been designed to be sustainable, fully recyclable, energy efficient and sympathetic to our environment. Some of the main features include a large 250kw solar PV system on our south facing roof, a large air source heating system, heat recovery systems, remote refrigeration units, led and low energy lighting, 'super insulated' panels, rain water harvesting and recycling of the wooden pallets used to deliver building materials into timber features within the building itself.  We are proud to have been awarded an "EPC" energy performance certificate and rating of "A".  Possibly a unique achievement for a Garden Centre, and a demonstration of our genuine commitment to providing an environmentally sustainable business for the future.

Archaeology

As a planning condition of the re-development, a full archaeological survey was carried out on the entire site during 2011.  A number of Roman Pottery kilns, a range of Roman earthenware pottery and an Iron Age Milling Stone & Quern were uncovered and documented.  The Pottery Kilns were part of the Malthouse Farm group from nearly 2,000 years ago that manufactured basic earthenware for export, using probably the nearby River Slea to transport the pottery to Londinium (London) and then to Europe.

Unfortunately, it was not practical to leave the kilns on view within the new development and they have been reburied deep underneath the foundations of the new building.  A small selection of the ancient Pottery and Iron Age artifacts can be seen at Fergies Restaurant within the new Centre.

A full 32 page article on the report was published by the Hampshire Field Club & Archaeological Society in 'Hampshire Studies' vol 69.

Good News

7th Jul 2018
With hose pipe bans and water restrictions, take steps to keep your garden irrigated this summer With hose pipe bans and water restrictions, take steps to keep your garden irrigated this summer
Water is a precious resource and vital to the life of your garden. Conserving water is a good idea at any time of the…
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29th Jun 2018
Summer Berries Attention all Berry Lovers! Top Tips and Expert Advice on Summer Berries.
At our farm shop we aim to provide you with an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables and with so many lovely berries…
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10th Jun 2018
Rhubarb – nutritious natural food available at our farm shop Rhubarb – nutritious natural food available at our farm shop
Rhubarb is actually a vegetable and it is the rose red stalks that are used in cooking, with the green leaves being…
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26th May 2018
Steps to successful container planting, from the team at Country Market's garden centre Steps to successful container planting, from the team at Country Market's garden centre
Pots, hanging baskets and window boxes are versatile and easy ways to brighten up any outdoor space and we have plenty…
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10th Apr 2018
Fresh Turf Available Every Friday Fresh Turf Available Every Friday
We have regular deliveries of good quality fresh landscaping Turf every friday. Widely used in landscaping for its…
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1st Apr 2018
Companion planting advice from Country Market's plant nursery, Hampshire Companion planting advice from Country Market's plant nursery, Hampshire
Pick up everything you need to transform your garden into a more harmonious environment, with tips and advice from our…
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11th Mar 2018
Easter opening hours for 2018 Easter opening hours for 2018
Country Market is open as normal this Easter weekend, including Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday, but will be…
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17th Jan 2018
Make your garden your New Year's resolution – tips from the experts at our garden centre in Hampshire. Make your garden your New Year's resolution – tips from the experts at our garden centre in Hampshire.
At our garden centre in Hampshire we have already started to work on our spring time plants and flowers and although…
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6th Nov 2017
Owtons is named a South East regional winner! Owtons is named a South East regional winner!
A Traditional Pork Sausage made by Owtons Butchers wins a national award to celebrate UK Sausage Week.
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22nd Sep 2017
ProCook at Country Market NEW ProCook Store now open at Country Market
New ProCook store now open at Country Market. Bringing you cookware and kitchenware of an outstanding level of…
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30th Aug 2017
johnsons garden buildings at country market NEW Johnsons Garden Buildings display village now open at Country Market
Johnsons Garden Buildings announce the opening of their brand new log cabin display village at Country Market, Bordon,…
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1st Mar 2017
garden trends at country market NEW Garden Furniture & Barbeque Showroom now open at Country Market
Leading online retailer Garden Trends are now open at Country Market. Look out for.. Garden Furniture Sets including…
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1st Jan 2017
FREE high speed WiFi available at Country Market FREE high speed WiFi available at Country Market
Free high speed WiFi is available at Fergies Restaurant and Good Taste Coffee
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Good Events

21st Apr 2018
Home grown Asparagus in season from end of April to end of June at Country Market Home grown Asparagus in season from end of April to end of June at Country Market
Tasty home grown Asparagus direct from our farm in Kingsley. In season from end of April to end of June and available…
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30th Mar 2018
Thai Food & Craft Festival at Country Market for Bank Holiday Weekend 5th, 6th & 7th May 2018 Thai Food & Craft Festival at Country Market for Bank Holiday Weekend 5th, 6th & 7th May 2018
Thai food and stalls, beer garden, street food, crafts, live entertainment and much more. A great family day out.
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12th Feb 2018
Easter Holidays Outdoor Pay & Play Funpark Attraction from 31st March to 15th April 2018 Easter Holidays Outdoor Pay & Play Funpark Attraction from 31st March to 15th April 2018
TJays are back at Country Market for the Easter holidays with outdoor Easter themed activities for the kids. Pay…
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